Larry Wallis – original guitarist of Motörhead dead at 70

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Larry Wallis (May-19, 1949 – September-19, 2019)
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Tragic news for all the rock lovers as the world just lost another innovative and creative musician and guitarist – Larry Wallis. As of this time, no news of the cause of death has been declared. The British rocker was 70.

Born on May-19, 1949 in England, Larry has been an active musician for a very long time and has not just only been known as the guitarist of the famous psychedelic rock band Pink Fairies; but also was selected by Lemmy Kilmister himself to be the original guitarist for the mighty Motörhead.

In 1968, he formed a band called The Entire Sioux Nation with Terry Nolder on vocals, Tim Taylor on bass and Paul Nichols on drums. But his taste of rock ‘n’ roll started to get better when, in 1972, he joined UFO for brief period of time. Later, on that same year he joined Pink Fairies replacing Mick Wayne on guitars.

In 1975, he joined Motörhead and recorded, what should have been, the very first album of the band. It was titled On Parole. Unfortunately, it was shelved by the band’s then-label United Artists for its supposed lack of commercial appeal. It was later released in 1979.

During this time, Larry has started his journey as a successful sought-after producer, particularly for bands from the Stiff Records label, including The AdvertsMick Farren and the debut single from The Members

He would eventually focused and sporadically released more of his solo music; and also rejoined his old band Pink Fairies in 1987.

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